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9
Apr
2021
7

Oscar Noms, Premieres Headline Asian Pop-Up Cinema

With one of its most diverse lineups, Asian Pop-Up Cinema: Season 12 continues with a drive-in film festival, April 15 – May 2 at The Drive-In at Lincoln Yards, operated by local landmark cinema, Davis Theater. This season highlights the best of Asian filmmaking, with a lineup of features from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Mongolia. In addition to many international and U.S....
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9
Apr
2021
7

Sarofsky’s Rebrand, New Anthem

As creators of premium storytelling content for brands and for the entertainment industry, Owner and Executive Creative Director Erin Sarofsky and her fellow makers at one-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky are extremely proud to announce the company’s rebrand, as brought to life in its redesigned and reimagined website, sarofsky.com The rebrand was led by Erin, along with Brand Strategist Kasia Deuling and Designer Magnus Deuling,...
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2
Apr
2021
15

NBC Pilot Gets Series Pickup, Led by BATMAN’s Reeves, Chicago Fire Alum

NBC’s latest pilot pickup brings more potentially great news to Chicago’s booming television production scene. NBC has given a series order to ORDINARY JOE, whose pilot filmed in town this past November. While the series is expected to film in Chicago, NBC has not yet officially confirmed. Should the series land in Chicago, it will mark two exciting returns to the city. THE BATMAN director...
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2
Apr
2021
49

Screen Exclusive: HAMILTON Star to Lead Chicago Feature

After a sold-out national tour of Hamilton, Joseph Morales is lighting up the screen as the male lead in the Christmas rom-com, The Christmas Pitch. Morales, who assumed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role of Alexander Hamilton for the Chicago run and national tour, is joined by rising star Ramona Edith Williams (Independent Spirit Award Nominee Saint Frances) in a supporting role, and Alexa Maria Huerta (The Chi,...
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2
Apr
2021
6

Burrell, The Colonie Team Up for “Black Experience on Xfinity”

Burrell Communications recently teamed up with The Colonie, tapping the talents of editor Graham Chapman and the Chicago-based company’s design team for the multi-platform launch of “Black Experience on Xfinity” (BEOX). The package of broadcast and social media spots introduces a first-of-its-kind collection of movies, TV shows news, and more celebrating Black culture. The campaign departs from Xfinity’s signature look with the introduction of BEOX,...
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2
Apr
2021
9

11 Dollar Bill Opens LA Office, Editor Jess Weber at Helm

11 Dollar Bill, the post production and design studio with facilities in Chicago and Boulder, CO, has launched a new satellite office in Los Angeles. Led by senior editor Jess Weber, the new location gives the company a formal West Coast presence as it seeks to tap into the local advertising market and expand further into episodic television and other forms of entertainment content. “We...
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1
Apr
2021
3

Chinese Persecution of Muslims at the Heart of Huffman’s Controversial Film

“I feel China has become this major superpower and these stories are not being told, especiallynot in the US.” So says Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Brent Huffman regarding his latest film for VICE News. The short centers on the Chinese government’s brutal crackdown of Uyghur Muslims, deemed “genocide” by the U.S., and the efforts of one activist in Pakistan to rescue persecuted Muslims by way of...
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1
Apr
2021
1

Longtime Dallas Advertising Pros Launch New Agency

With more than 50 combined years of experience producing award-winning creative for the nation’s leading brands, longtime advertising Executive Creative Directors Rob Baker and Jimmy Bonner, today announced the launch of Baker & Bonner Creative Emporium, a multi-disciplined, flexible boutique branding agency in Dallas. Baker and Bonner will both serve as Chief Creative Officers, and their Creative Emporium will offer a wide array of services...
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1
Apr
2021
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Opal H. Bennett Named Co-Producer at American Documentary | POV

American Documentary (AmDoc) the parent organization of the PBS documentary series POV, announced the addition of Opal H. Bennett as Co-Producer for POV, the longest independent documentary showcase on television.  Bennett’s new role will build off of her work as the producer of POV Shorts, the public television series dedicated to short-form nonfiction films. As POV Shorts enters its fourth season, Bennett’s curatorial and programmatic...
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25
Mar
2021
6

CW Series Chooses Chicago

A cult sci-fi series is making a comeback, and it will be shooting in Chicago. The CW has given a straight-to-series order to THE 4400, a reimagining of the 2004 USA Network drama. It hails from RIVERDALE co-executive producer Ariana Jackson and Anna Fricke, who successfully rebooted WALKER, TEXAS RANGER for the CW. Sources tell SCREEN the series is expected to film in the Chicagoland...
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